Pakistan

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Project Title: Strengthening of national legislation and capacity building of stakeholders for sound chemicals and hazardous waste management in Pakistan

Project Summary

At present, there is no legislative or policy documentation for overall management of chemicals and hazardous waste developed nor an inventory of chemicals present in Pakistan. The Special Programme therefore, provides an opportunity for the Ministry of Climate Change to strengthen its institutional capacity and to develop proper legislations and a national policy for chemicals and hazardous waste management that will facilitate the adoption and implementation of the relevant chemicals related Conventions to which Pakistan is Party.

Project Objectives

The project will undertake the following measures:

  • Develop the national chemicals and hazardous waste management policy and legislations (including standards, regulation, labeling, licensing, penalties, ban for transport, marketing, processing, production)
  • Sensitize the Federal Board of Revenues (FBR) to update their HS coding and GHS for chemicals, linking to the SAICM 2020 goal;
  • Develop proposal for a national specialized directorate on chemicals and hazardous waste management in Pakistan;
  • Develop specific guidelines for the integration of chemicals and hazardous waste management issues in national development budgets, policies, plans and other broad level decision making processes.

Project Details

  • Party: Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm
  • Country Classification: Developing country
  • Special Programme Trust Fund: USD 243,000
  • Cofinancing Total: USD 125,000
  • Project duration: 36 months
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